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Busy vs productive - a few pointers

Busy vs productive – a few pointers

As I’ve mentioned before, one of the most difficult things about being self-employed is trying to balance the difference between busy and productive (see /busy-vs-productive-using-time-wisely-can-be-hard-work/). It’s very easy to be ‘busy’ since there is never nothing to do. But turning that busy into ‘business’ is very challenging at times. Busy vs productive is a constant …

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How to Make your ‘To Do List’ more effective

How to Make your ‘To Do List’ more effective

When I do time management training I always ask the question ‘Who uses a to-do list?’ You might not be surprised to find that nearly all hands in the room go up, including mine. However, when I ask ‘How many people feel that their to-do is is more demotivating than inspiring?’ most delegates err on …

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A quick tip to help improve your concentration

According to a recent study more than 60% of the UK population is between 1% and 5% dehydrated at any one time. Much of this is caused by the caffeine in drinks like tea, coffee and many soft drinks. The problem with being dehydrated is that it impairs your ability to concentrate. Another danger with …

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Why taking regular breaks is good for your productivity…

This very useful post was submitted by a good friend of mine: Jacqui Dean. Take a break…. Last week in my own blog I wrote about overwhelm and one of the points was the importance of taking regular breaks during the working day. It’s something that many of us are so bad at and I’m …

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Busy vs Productive – using time wisely can be hard work

The busiest week for some time and a possible lesson in the battle of ‘Busy vs Productive’ Possibly the biggest challenge when you’re self-employed is know the difference between busy and productive. It’s very easy to be busy, there really is never nothing to do. But being productive means having something to work on that …

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Please take your time management medicine now doctor

One of the frustrating things about knowing so much about time management is that I become acutely aware of when I’m not being terribly efficient or effective. Even worse is that when it really strikes me I feel like such a hypocrite. I feel like the mechanic who has a beaten up old car that barely works, …

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